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Kedamono no ken

Hideo Gosha Japan, 1965

Ryan Estabrooks's rating of the film Sword of the Beast

Really incredible samurai movie, this feels incredibly fresh even today. The photography is great and the action scenes are the best I've ever seen in a samurai movie. The story has some nice twists and turns as well and the script is well written. Overall it was a nice suprise to find an older samurai film that feels like it was made today. Completely recommended!